At Christmas, Being Thankful for Those Never-Ending Chores

Seeing My Blessings Through Another’s Eyes Being the mother of a large family and the wife of someone who’s usually out of town, I frequently feel overwhelmed with work.  There are so many things to do, so many anxieties and concerns.  We are in a real financial hole, so there is that ever-present worry, with no money coming in and so many expenses just now. The Christmas season is approaching, which seems to multiply the chores.  There are cards to somehow find time to write.  There’s...
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Creating Meaningful Family Traditions

Meaningful family traditions provide parents with an invaluable tool for carrying out their divine responsibility to rear children in love and righteousness. As families establish and follow traditions, each family member is strengthened and the family as a whole grows in unity and love. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that wholesome family recreation is important in building successful families. By creating traditions that bring the family closer to God, parents can streng...
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Strengthening Interfaith Marriage

For many couples religion unifies and strengthens their marriage. For others, it tears them apart. When individuals from two different religions marry, they sometimes begin a lifetime of disagreements that can be devastating to the sacred union of marriage. Religion is a very important part of many people's lives. A study done in the United States showed that 89% of happily married couples agreed on how spiritual values and beliefs are expressed. Even couples who attend services in differ...
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